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Russian Volcano erupts for the first time in 95 years..
On June 22, the uninhabited volcanic island of Raikoke shot ash and volcanic glass so high into the air that it could be seen from space, and astronauts captured the moment .. Read more..
With the advent of rising global temperatures, animals are bearing the brunt of the heat..
Sheep huddle in the shadow of a wind turbine, desperate to escape the heat…
Shampoo bars—hair cleanser in bar soap form—are the latest trend in hair care products. Usually made of natural ingredients to promote hair health, they’re also easier on the environment and great for travel. Here are five reasons to make the switch from bottle to bar.
1. Reduction of Plastics
Currently, about nine million tons of plastic get thrown into the ocean annually, which breaks down to one garbage truck full of plastic being dumped into the sea every minute. Shampoo bars cut out the need for plastic bottles, and most come wrapped in recycled paper or in paper boxes. They’re also convenient for traveling—just pop them in a metal tin available for that purpose. Read more..
India takes a bold step for the planet by banning single-use plastics
The mass production of plastic began in the 1950s and just about every piece of it is still here. It’s either still in use, sitting in a landfill or floating in the ocean.
Over 8.3 billion metric tons of plastic has been produced over the past 70 years and 8 million tons are dumped in the ocean annually.
“There’s so much plastic in the environment at this point… Read more..
France to give millions of residents iodine pills while EDF spots problems in six nuclear reactors
France will soon start distributing radioactivity-blocking iodine pills to an additional 2.2 million people living near the country’s 19 nuclear power plants. Separately on Wednesday EDF acknowledged manufacturing problems in six reactors while one in Normandy was shut down due to signs of corrosion. Read more..
How to identify different types of bees, wasps, hornets, yellow jackets and other flying insects
You don’t casually date a queen.
Most male honeybees only get one shot at it. And she doesn’t have time for dinner.
So what does a humble drone do to make sure she always remembers him? Wear his best pin-striped suit? A bouquet of pollen-rich daisies?
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside, suggest he brings something a little darker to the party: a toxin that makes her go blind. Read more..
How to identify different types of bees, wasps, hornets, yellow jackets and other flying insects.
When was the last time you were in your garden, saw a bee, grabbed it and squeezed it? Probably never, right?
Unless you’ve done that, there’s a good chance that if you’ve ever been stung it wasn’t by a bee, said Becky Griffin. And she would know. Griffin teaches classes on bees to children and adults through the Center for Urban Agriculture at the University of Georgia Extension’s Northwest District and is a certified beekeeper in Cherokee County, Georgia.
All U.S. native bees and the honeybee, which is not native to North America, are capable of stinging, Griffin says. “But you would be hard pressed to be stung by one unless you accidentally smushed it or attacked its hive,” she adds. “Bees are truly not interested in people at all. They are interested in plants and flowers. If you’ve been stung, it was most likely by a wasp such as a yellow jacket.”
To understand why bees typically don’t sting, Griffin says it helps to recognize and understand the behavior of different types of bees. Here is her take on the different types of bees — plus wasps, and a fly that mimics bees — that you’re most likely to encounter in your vegetable or ornamental garden, no matter where in the U.S. you live. The insects described below represent groups of insects, of which there are many varieties. Read more..
Bees voted the most important beings on earth..
In the state of Rio Grande do Sul, 400 million dead bees were found – with beekeepers in four states reporting the mass deaths.
Researchers have blamed .. Read more..
Bees voted the most important ..
Bees voted to be the most important living beings on earth
According to Healthy Holistic Living, there’s been a lot of press coverage about the declining bee population over the last couple of years, the mysterious conditions under which they seem to be dying en masse, and the long term effects of this mystifying situation.. Read more..